We may all still cook (and eat) far too much over the festive period, but thanks to programmes like Huge Fearnley Whittingstall’s ‘War on Waste’, attitudes are definitely changing.
We’ve scoured the internet and found some simple, flavoursome recipes to ensure everyone can do their bit with a guilt-free conscience.
Bubble and Squeak Pancakes (Roughly 8 pancakes/Serves 4)
This is such an easy recipe and is also a fantastic way to use up those left over sprouts, or whatever veg you like really! It’s also a great way to get the kids eating the green stuff!
If you have a glut of turkey and are looking for different ways to use up the meat, why not try out this yummy recipe for Thai Green Turkey Curry – it couldn’t be easier and is very tasty too!
Stuffing: Use leftover stuffing to add to pancake recipe (above). Or to thicken soup.
Christmas pudding: Take a 1 litre tub of vanilla ice cream, and up to 200g Christmas pudding. Whizz the ice cream in a food processor until smooth, fold in the Christmas pudding and scrape into a freezer-proof container. Freeze for at least 2 hrs then scoop into bowls and top with the toffee sauce or amaretto.
Ham Bones: Strip them of the meat, and freeze the bones until you want to make a good nutritious stock from them.
Cheese: Use leftover cheeses such as blue cheese or cheddar in a cheese crock. Place softened, unsalted butter, grated cheese, a little sherry and Dijon mustard, to taste, in a bowl and beat with an electric beater until smooth. Place the mixture in ramekins and serve at room temperature with crackers.
Alcohol: Any leftover cocktail mixes or punch? First, take a sip and adjust the flavour if necessary. Pour into small shot glasses, add wooden popsicle sticks and freeze for 2-3 hours until set.
We hope you enjoy our little tips and tricks for using up those inevitable leftovers, and you can now rest easy in the knowledge that you’re doing your bit in the war against food waste!
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